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Brewed by Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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From the recipe by Peter Josef Früh of the family brewery, this top-fermented specialty beer features the best ingredients and is brewed according to the German Purity Law. A favorite beer of Cologne, which became one of the city’s original.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity. About one finger of a creamy white head is formed with okay retention. Soft waves of lacing are left down the glass. S: Lots of earthy, mildly sulfur-y German hops make themselves known initially. Some cereal grains and faint touches of fruit esters round out the decent aroma nicely. T: Now this is more like it. A combination of cereal grains and noble hops open the brew nicely, with both notes bleeding into the crisp, dry finish. What makes this one rock-solid is its prevalent stone fruit esters that help (superbly) balance the adjunct sweetness and mild hops. M: Like I said, it’s crisp and dry with very little lingering sweetness - but plenty of lingering fruit flavors. Carbonation is good without being overbearing, also. While it’s quite drinkable, I find the flavor profile too enjoyable to chug it down quick. O: Truth be told, I really enjoy a good kolsch - and this is definitely a very good, even great, example of an (underappreciated) style. And it’s cheap, to boot!


2.9
lkowalkowski (396) - POLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Zlotej barwy, klarowne. Piana niezbyt trwala. Aromat slodowy. Malo intensywny. W smaku przyjemne. Bardzo delikatna goryczka na finiszu.

3.1
labeerinthum (857) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Astrid K. Il gusto al naso va verso il luppolo e lo speziato. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma ha una discreta resistenza. La grandezza delle bollicine è media e la carbonazione è nella norma. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. Il perlage è costituito da bollicine fini. La carbonazione è abbondante. Il colore è giallo dorato. Il corpo è rotondo. Il dolce è medio e l’amaro è medio: non si surclassano. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di pronta beva. Il finale è dissetante e semplice. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. In bocca l’aroma restituisce sensazioni di miele e di aroma delicato.

3.2
troopie (2339) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Draught. Ale-y aroma on a pale yellow with white head body. Fuller flavour than I expected. Light but lasting finish. A respectable version of the style

2.5
Kobracai (165) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Pours clear gold, with nice bubbles.Light hop notes and fresh bread. Taste is nice and clean with a sweet maltiness and some light pear fruitiness. Very refreshing.

3.2
Nurmis (671) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2017
0,33l bottle. Pours clear golden with medium sized head. Sweet malts mainly. Nice bitter finish. Really like the finish.

2.9
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright yellow-gold color with a medium sized fluffy white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was tangy and yeasty with a faint fruity note. The flavor was tangy and yeasty with a bit of grape and sugar. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.5
vincentvega72 (756) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
Mooi helder goudgeel bier, fijne witte parelende schuimkraag. Bij dit bier gaat het niet om aroma en afdronk (wat die is er niet). Maar qua (pils)bier is dit toch wel voortreffelijk hoor. Zeer verfrissend, weinig carbonatie, zeer goed doordrinkbaar. Op terras in de zon de ultieme dorstlesser.

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jrichm (1) - - JUN 16, 2017 does not count
Refreshing, yet slight hoppy afternote, great session beer......................... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
phfyysik (1269) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2017
Pours golden with medium white head. Aroma is grainy, leather, malts, some potato chips, light hay. Taste is grainy, some leather, bitter end, dry, some sweet cookies, apple, some greenery. Bitter end lasts long. Drinkable beer!

3.2
kustie (1182) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has malt, some herbs and hay. Taste is malty with quite long dry aftertaste. Flavors of malt, herbs and a hint of fruits.


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